PACCSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization that is dedicated to the development of the sport of cross country skiing in Pennsylvania and its tri-state region. Whether through general recreational uses, races, trailwork or sponsoring children's programs, PACCSA is trying to make the sport more enjoyable for everyone who participates in it. Membership fees go towards sponsoring the programs PACCSA offers and organizes for its members. All members should feel that, while being able to reap the benefits of membership, they are also helping to develop the sport in their region.
DISCOUNTS - Members can receive a discount on trail fees at some of the top touring centers in the region ( White Grass Touring Center, Wilderness Lodge) as well as local ski shops.
NEWSLETTER - The PACCSA newsletter is published at least three times a year.
The newsletter will keep you up-to-date with cross country ski-related information (including articles on training and technique improvement), as well as scheduled trips, waxing programs, ski clinics and lessons, and PACCSA activities.
PACCSA NORDIC CHAMPIONSHIP RACES - Three races (6k classical, 8.5k and 17k freestyle) are held at the Laurel Ridge XC Ski Center on a selected Sunday in February, with the 17k freestyle race being the Pa. Nordic Championship. Members are entitled to race fee discounts.
PACCSA WEBPAGE w/WEBCAMS - www.paccsa.org is the official web address for PACCSA. All club-related information is included on this site, as well as PACCSA's webcams updated pictures from the trails of Laurel Ridge and Laurel Mountain. Skiers now can see what the snow conditions are like first-hand before making the trek.
FREE PACCSA XC SKI LESSONS - PACCSA members volunteer to lead free xc ski classes for members and non-members. Check our website for dates, times, and location.
EQUIPMENT SALES / SWAPS - Members can advertise the sale of their used equipment on PACCSA's webpage, enabling other members the chance of purchasing good equipment at a great price.
TRAIL CLEARINGS - PACCSA-sponsored trail clearings to improve the quality of the trails for hiling or skiing.
Yellowjackets youth program - Check our website for details.
OTHER ACTIVITIES -Moonlight skis and other group outings.
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Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, D.C., New York, Ohio, West Virginia
The board of directors meets once a month during the fall and winter. Our members use FaceBook, Twitter, and other social networks to meet for ski outings.
Family: $9/yr. No restrictions.
At least once a year, trips to out-of-state xc ski venues (Lake Placid, NY; Canmore, Canada; Royal Gorge, California; Winter Park, Colorado; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Traverse City, Michigan;Hardwood Hills in Barrie, Ont., Canada)) are periodically scheduled.
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